Paul Binder Swiss Clips-Earrings In 18Kt Yellow Gold With Ebony Wood And 2.04 Cts In Diamonds
Rare clips-earrings designed by Paul Binder.
Beautiful pieces made in Zurich Switzerland back in the 1970's. This unique one-of-a-kind pair was crafted by Paul Binder itself in solid yellow gold of 18 karats, with polished finish. Suited at the reverse, with a hinged and flexible swiss omega backs for fastening clips and if desired the posts option for pierced ears can be easily added.
They are embellished, with a pair of polished exotics elements carved from natural Macassar ebony wood. The carvings are placed in such a way that the natural veins of the wood are in horizontal position creating a great contrast of tonalities.
Mount, with an impeccable pave setting of 102 diamonds, all of them are calibrated round brilliants cuts, 2.04 carats, E/F color, VS-1 clarity.
Have a total weight of 21.7 grams and a measures of 27 mm (1.09 inches) by 22 mm (0.87 inches).
Stamped, with the maker's mark PB, the swiss assay hallmarks and signed, "PB BINDER .750".
Paul binder, was a very famous and talented swiss goldsmith. He opened his first workshop in the 1974 in the city of Winterthur in Switzerland and the second one in the city of Zurich located on the number 4 of Storchengrasse, (Storchen street). He studied jewelry design and manufacture in numerous places including Germany, Denmark and Italy. He is very well know as one of the best Switzerland's goldsmith due his outstanding skills in all jewelry matters.
Provenance: Acquired in Zurich, Switzerland in the 1980, a private collection in NYC.
Note: Makassar (Macassar) ebony, is a species of flowering tree in the family Ebenacea that is endemic to the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. The common name Makassar ebony is for the main seaport on the island, Makassar. Makassar ebony wood is reported to be a strong variegated, streaky brown and black, and nearly always wide-striped. It is considered a highly valuable wood for turnery, fine cabinet work, and joinery and is much sought for posts in traditional Japanese houses. Japan used to be the main importer of this wood. It is also used as a wood in fingerboards for guitars and other related instruments and very fine jewelry.
A very rare collector's masterpiece crafted with meticulously precision and in impeccable condition.
INVENTORY REF: E0000SMNN/.5216